As Canada’s friendliest owner and operator of rental housing, we are perfectly positioned to help create affordable housing for those who most need it.
We help our Customers who are suffering from difficult financial situations
We know that financial troubles can happen to anyone. Sometimes all it takes to get out of a bad financial cycle is for someone to lend a hand of support. This is why we are committed to helping our Customers who are struggling with financial hardship.
Boardwalk offers an Internally-Funded Rental Subsidy program. The program gives rent relief in several forms: waiving of rental increases, temporary rent freezes, and temporary rent reductions. We also provide additional assistance through agencies and subsidy programs, transfers to more affordable Boardwalk suites (including financial help with some of the costs of the move), and the early release of your Security Deposit. Boardwalk does not receive government support or any special tax credit for our rental subsidy program.
To be considered for our Internal Subsidy Program, the applicant must be a Boardwalk Customer for at least twelve months with an account in good standing, and with more than 40% of the family net income allocated towards Boardwalk rental payments.
For more information, please contact Boardwalk’s Director of Community Development, David McIlveen, at (403) 531-9255, or email David.
We work with government and non-profit organizations to provide affordable housing solutions to the community
Boardwalk works with several government and social service non-profit organizations to make sure that affordable housing is available in our communities for those who need it most. Some of the partnering projects Boardwalk is committed to include:
Right now, over 1,000 Boardwalk rental apartments are part of affordable housing programs which are run by local housing authorities in six different cities. The programs work by splitting the rental rate into three separate parts: the Customer pays whatever they are able to afford, the housing authority pays another portion of the rent, and Boardwalk pays for the third part of the rental rate.
Boardwalk has committed 100’s of rental apartments in many cities to people who may be difficult to house, chronically homeless, women fleeing family violence, or simply the working poor. The rental rates on these units are partially paid by Boardwalk. One reason we are able to do this is our community partners. We have demonstrated our interest in getting involved in affordable housing partnerships for over 10 years. If you know of or are part of a community group, social service agency, or government organization that would like Boardwalk’s help with an affordable housing program, please contact us.